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Month: August 2013

What are the Continuing Education Requirements for Enrolled Agents?

What are the Continuing Education Requirements for Enrolled Agents?

By Tim Frye

As if becoming an enrolled agent wasn’t difficult enough, there are strict continuing education requirements demanded from current enrolled agents.  The regular tax preparer is held to the standard twenty hours of continuing education yearly, but the enrolled agents are treated differently when it comes to continuing education.  And as the IRS grows less and less lenient on tax preparers and their inadequacies, these requirements will grow stricter with the passing of time. This article will expound upon the continuing education requirements of enrolled agents and how exactly the process is to be completed.

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A Day in the Life of a Tax Preparer

A Day in the Life of a Tax Preparer

By Tim Frye

When you prepare taxes for a living, you live for tax season.   This is where your bread is buttered, where you reach the financial red zone, where you see the fruits of your off season labor pay off.  Tax preparers often live very enigmatic, interesting lives.  One day you may make 400 dollars, the next you may make zero.  The day in the life of a tax preparer is always a unique one.   Let’s take a look at a day in the life of tax preparer, and all that entails.

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What are the Options for Setting My Prices as a Tax Preparer?

What are the Options for Setting My Prices as a Tax Preparer?

By Tim Frye

When it comes to setting your prices for your services as a tax preparer, you may be puzzled as to which method is going to make you the most money.  Pricing your services can be relatively subjective; the billing method can depend on the tax preparer’s style, experience, and employment classification.  This article will discuss the different ways that a tax preparer can bill his or her client, and will go into the pros and cons of each billing method.

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How Many Tax Returns Can I Prepare a Day?

How Many Tax Returns Can I Prepare a Day?

By Tim Frye

When you are looking to make big money doing taxes, you should be planning on doing a voluminous amount of returns each day.  There are a variety of methods that can be employed when making great money doing taxes, but simply having a high average of returns per day is probably your best bet for immediate and consistent income.  A good average of tax returns completed per day would generally be around ten, depending on your own subjective circumstances.  It will take a while to get to this point, and this article will look into the best ways to average ten returns a day. 

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What are Some Business Activities That Fit Well with Tax Preparation?

What are Some Business Activities That Fit Well with Tax Preparation?

By Tim Frye

Tax preparation is a business in which the doors are not always open year round.  The tax season is very short, and can leave you watching your money dwindling month by month afterwards. It helps if you can supplemental your tax income with another profession throughout the rest of the year, so you can stay afloat and not fall into a deep depression.  This article will discuss some of the business activities that fit well with the trade of tax preparation. 

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